Pharmageddon – A world where medicine and drugs produce more ill health than health

Medicines I was amazed when reading the British Medical Journal recently (28th July 2007) that other organisatios share my concerns about medications and their effects on health.

I believe that the ideal way forward is of integrated medicine – integrating the best of modern medicine, including surgery and pharmaceuticals, with a holistic approach to the person/ patient, with them addressing their own mind, body and spirit, including the use of complementary therapies.

Apparently "Pharmageddon" is the prospect of a world with the use of medicine and pharmaceuticals producing more harm than good. The following two websites are worth a look:

Social Audit

Health Action International

And there will be a conference on the topic next year.

Don’t get me wrong – there are huge benefits afforded by modern medicines – but they are not the be-all and end-all!

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